With the release of Windows 10, Microsoft also introduced the Edge browser to the mix. The browser is more than just a rebadging of Internet Explorer, it is a completely new browser meant to do away with any misgivings and misconceptions that was associated with Internet Explorer, but unfortunately it seems to be having a hard time.
According to data provided by Quantcast, it seems that the Edge browser’s adoption is rather low as you can see in the graph above. It is clear that on Windows 10, the dominant browser is none other than Chrome with more than 70% of the user base. That’s a very sizable number considering that last we checked, Windows 10 has more than 75 million installs.
As for the Edge browser, the graph seems to suggest that adoption is more or less around the 11-12% mark, with Mozilla’s Firefox beating it out ever so slightly. If you have used Windows 10 and Edge, you know that the experience is a very different one compared to Internet Explorer, and in a good way too.
So it is unclear as to why adoption of the browser is so low. It has been speculated that this is because the Edge browser does not support plug-ins and extensions, meaning that users who rely heavily on extensions for their browsing will not have a use for the browser until it does.